See RFC 2076 and draft-palme-mailext-headers-03.txt. Although there
is no such on-line registry, IANA believes (or did believe based on
mail with Jon Postel a few years ago) that it was its job to register
PS: Consider also news and http headers...
PPS: I assume that by MIME headers you mean new values for * in
content-*. There certainly are IANA on-line registries for
content-types, etc., values.
From: Graham Klyne <GK(_at_)dial(_dot_)pipex(_dot_)com>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 12:36:25 +0100
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I just surfed to the IANA site expecting to find of registry of mail
message headers (per rfc822, etc), only to find none.
Is there such a registry? Should there be?
If there is/was such a registry, should MIME headers be in the same
registry, or a different one?
FWIW, I think:
(a) such a registry would be a Good Thing
(b) MIME headers should be in the same registry, as they occupy the same
collision domain in mail messages